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CNN
Mar 21, 2012 4:00pm EDT
romney and the etch-a-sketch. an off hand remark goes viral. new ammunition. >> a hezbollah threat in the united states. one u.s. lawmaker says it is right here in the u.s. and the possibility of an attack, he says, is real. and broken toilets turn a 13-hour flight into a two-day odyssey leaving hundreds of passengers trapped in alaska. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> major new backing and a brewing new controversy for the republican presidential candidate mitt romney. he's picked up one of the most sought-after endorsements of the campaign, but a remark by one of his top aides is now threatening to overshadow it. our national political correspondent jim acosta is with romney who is holding a town hall meeting outside baltimore. jim, what happened? >> reporter: wolf, as you just mentioned mitt romney is about to hold a town hall meeting just outside of baltimore. the maryland primary is coming up in about a week and a half, but mitt romney can take comfort in the fact that rick santorum's path to the nomination looks sketchy
CNN
Mar 13, 2012 1:00pm PDT
joins us live. mitt romney, what is at stake for him tonight? plus the civilian massacre, blunt language from president obama, while new information about the soldier suspect is revealed. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >> the republican race for the white house is all tied up in mississippi and alabama, most primary polls close in four hours. those contests could go anywhere. . what's happens in lafayette, jim? >> the primaries are, all three candidates have a serious shot at taking the checkered flack, all at least at risk for a maybe blowout. with the deep vow. >> reporter: confident that primaries in mississippi and alabama could put him in the gop's driver's seat -- >> under the obama economy, it's been harder these are crushing a lot of people. >> romney has good wins to, and victories by newt ging rich could be just as damaging. >> reporter: he's making the case that the race won't be settled in the south. >> it can be different for anyone to get to the number of delegates with the majority of the convention. >> they laughed that off in an e-mail to repo
CNN
Mar 17, 2012 3:00pm PDT
situation room." three days, two primaries, and all eyes on mitt romney and rick santorum, as they battle for puerto rico and illinois. races that add even more volatility to the tumultuous republican race for the white house. >>> one year into the syrian uprising, some of the most disturbing images yet as the government's slaughter of its own people escalates. >>> plus, the ultimate resignation letter, a goldman sachs executive airs the company's dirtiest laundry in a "new york times" opinion piece calling his former employer togsic atogs toxic and destructive. wolf blitzer is off. i'm candy crowley. welcome to our viewers in the u.s. and around the world with. you're in "the situation room." puerto rico isn't often a hotbed of american politics but certainly is right now sunday's republican presidential primary looming. 20 delegates are up for grabs and as mitt romney and rick santorum will be the first to tell you, every one of those delegateses koubt es counts. jim acosta is watching it unfold for us in san juan. you had the opportunity to see both of these candidates, jim. >> reporte
CNN
Mar 6, 2012 1:00pm PST
, certainly romney could leave some of the -- but the most important prize today is ohio. our latest cnn poll shows romney is neck and neck with rick santorum who needs a big day of his own. let's go straight to jim acosta. he's on the scene for us in ohio. what's the latest there, jim? >> reporter: wolf, ohio mike the marquee state in the super tuesday states up for grabs, but you wouldn't know it. none of the candidates were out in the state looking for votes, but rick santorum will be in steubenville, ohio later tonight with the hope that mitt romney's past will finally catch up with him. >> i'm sorry my super tuesday travel schedule prevents me from being with you in person. >> and the -- mitt romney appeared via satellite before a conference staysed bied pro-israeli lobby aipac, slamming the president's record. >> hope is not a foreign policy. >> reporter: not to be outdowned rick went in person. >> if they do notary down the facilities, we will tear them down ourselves. >> reporter: while the candidates were off the trail, the ads did some trash talking for them. >> mitt romney --
CNN
Mar 29, 2012 1:00pm PDT
romney's suggestion in "the situation room" that russia is the number one geopolitical foe. they're reminding mitt romney that the cold war ended more than two decades ago. wolf blitzer is off today. i'm gloria borger and you're in "the situation room." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> the average price for a gallon of regular gas today is about $4. make that $3.92. our new poll shows nearly half of americans expect that price to hit $5. that's $5 this year and most blame the oil companies. president obama tried to hitch a ride on those sentiments today. chief white house correspondent jessica yellin is here. >> jessica, is the president going after big oil? >> again. >> believe it or not, it really felt like today was let's play politics with gas prices day in washington. the president played his part from the rose garden. >> think about that. it's like hitting the american people twice. >> he called on the senate to pass a bill that would have eliminated billions in tax breaks for oil companies. >> american oil is booming. the oil industry is doing just fine, with record
CNN
Mar 5, 2012 4:00pm EST
tomorrow in georgia, newt gingrich, who some georgia, 47%. way ahead of mitt romney, 24%. santorum, 15% and 9% for ron paul in georgia. look at ohio right now. look at how close it is in ohio with this brand new cnn orc poll. romney and santorum both at 32%. gingrich at 14% and ron paul, 11%. it's a dead heat, gloria in ohio. >> it's a dead heat. very tight. a week ago santorum was ahead and now mitt romney seems to have the momentum and let's look at why. first of all there's the issue of momentum. mitt romney has had five wins in a row. after a while, electability argument makes itself and the inevitability argument come into play. catholics, of all things, mitt romney is up with catholics by six points. if you look back at the rick santorum campaign remember when he said the jfk speech on the separation between church and state made him want to throw up? he's since said that was not a good choice of words but, again, it's hurt santorum with catholic voters. and women, we talked about how republicans are having real problems with women. but among republicans, mitt romney consiste
CNN
Mar 26, 2012 4:00pm EDT
candidates right here in "the situation room." i'll go one-on-one this hour with mitt romney and newt gingrich. and then in the next hour, my interview with rick santorum. >>> mrs. history in t . >>> supreme court -- and the impact on the presidential election as well. president obama has an etch-a-sketch moment of his own. he goes on camera telling the chancellor that things will be changing as well. i'm wolf blitzer, you're in "the situation room." all that coming up, but first, a campaign triple header right here in "the situation room." i'll interview three republican presidential hopefuls today, mitt romney is on deck, rick santorum follows the next hour, right now the republican presidential can da aial candid. the former speaker of the house newt gingrich. spiker, thank you for coming in. eeveryone seems to agree that getting to the magic 344 for you right now before the convention isn't possible, do you agree with that. >> sure. look, i think the front-runner's clearly mitt romney. he's the weakest front runner in modern times, if he can get to 1144, he's the nominee. but
CNN
Mar 19, 2012 1:00pm PDT
starts now. >>> republican rivals trading insultings on this the eve, romney calls santorum an economic light weight, romney calls santorum a light weight finance year. and anna says he was held captive for months by militants. and apple -- should it be employing americans to make those devices at home instead of paying cheap wages in china? i'm wolf blitzer, you're in "the situation room." >>> we're only a day away from a crucial primary that could determine where this republican marathon is headed. fresh off a run away win in puerto rico, mitt romney is now looking to score big in illinois. rick santorum needs a strong showing as he tries to deny romney the nomination. the two rivals have long since taken off the gloves, but now they have put on some brass knuckles as well. our national correspondent jim accosta is in chicago with the very latest. >> the top two gop contenders are practicing their own brand of chicago style politics on this day before the illinois primary and both rick santorum and mitt romney are proving to be untouchable. >> reporter: the battle for the gop nominati
CNN
Mar 8, 2012 1:00pm PST
chance for mitt romney's rivals to halt his momentum. rick santorum would love to go one on one with him, but night gingrich may have a different story. joe johns is watching all of this for us. >> reporter: wolf, rick santorum just finishing up an event, and he's expected to head to mobile, alabama later tonight. this is a situation where he has already proven he can win in the south by winning tennessee. the fact of the matter is newt gingrich is such a strong presence here. >> reporter: in this speech santorum is suggesting there's a third man in the race besides mitt romney, but doesn't go much further than that. >> if you go out and deliver a conservative victory for us on tuesday this race will become a two-person race, and when it becomes a two-person race for the republican nomination, the conservative will win that nomination. >> reporter: but if you ask santorum directly about whether he or anyone on his campaign staff is calling for gingrich to get out, he'll tell you no way. >> if they're doing so, they're not doing so at my knowledge. let's put it that way. i've been ver
CNN
Mar 28, 2012 1:00pm PDT
head to head against mitt romney and rick santorum. what the voters are saying now. >>> another millionaire moment from mitt romney. we have the latest on the fancy upgrade plans for his california beach house with its four-car garage and car elevator. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >> it's looking more and more as if the supreme court will cut the heart out of health care reform law. that's the part which would require americans to buy insurance if that mandate is found unconstitutional and we won't know it until june. it's an open question whether the rest of the law could survive. the court wrapped up three days of historic arguments today. cnn's congressional correspondent kate bolduan and our legal analyst jeffrey toobin, they were both inside during the oral arguments. let's start with kate. what's your take, kate? how did it go today? >> wolf, after three days of oral arguments and four issues being debated and more than six hours of debate, this historic case is a bit exhausting and i'm sure even for the justices a
CNN
Mar 22, 2012 4:00pm EDT
neighborhood watch volunteer. also this hour, a campaign uproar gives mitt romney's rivals a new line of attack and sent sales of the etch a sketch soaring. >> plus, employers asking job applicants for their facebook passwords, shocking, but likely legal. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >> this is cnn breaking news. let's get right to the breaking news this hour in sanford, florida. just moments ago the chief of police announced he's temporarily stepping aside, a move over the handling of the trayvon martin shooting death. martin is the unarmed black teenager killed by a volunteer who has not been charged. update our viewers on the very latest. >> reporter: wolf, the city manager in sanford has long said he will not fire the police chief bill lee. he would wait until federal investigators looked into this case and looked into his department to determine whether to fire the police chief, but we are hearing the police chief will step down temporarily and scott cotter will step in as interim chief. we'll hear more about what the pol
CNN
Mar 9, 2012 4:00pm EST
the white house? >>> also, mitt romney gets grilled southern style on talk radio. details of an aggressive interview. we'll highlight his challenges in the next week primaries. >>> plus, a flight attendant's disturbing outburst forces a plane to turn back. we have the frightening moment caught on tape. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." the politics of unemployment swirling today as president obama and the republicans try to spin the latest jobless numbers to their political advantage. while the president is highlighting new signs of economic strength, the republicans are spotlighting the unemployment level that remains unchanged despite solid job growth. cnn white house correspondent dan lothian has more in prince georges county in virginia. dan? >> reporter: wolf, the president came here today because he says rolls royce jet engines are helping to boost the economy. 140 new jobs expected here, another hundred at a plant in indiana. but it was also a chance for him to cheer the latest job numbers which he says proves the u.s. economy is on the right track. even t
CNN
Mar 12, 2012 4:00pm EDT
primaries in the deep south, mitt romney gets a big endorsement in an unlikely comedian. will that help him in two very tight races? >>> and is president obama already in trouble? a new poll shows him neck-in-neck with his top gop rivals. james carville and david are standing by. we'll talk about that. i'm wolf blitzer and you're in "the situation room." >>> a new wave of fury may be about to explode in afghanistan after a u.s. soldier allegedly walked out of his base and went on a house to house shooting rampage. 16 civilians are dead, nine of them children. military authorities say the soldier acted alone and turned himself in. vowing revenge for the killings, a statement from the taliban calls u.s. forces and i'm quoting, sick-minded american savages. u.s. officials are voicing deep sorrow. >> let me say that like many americans, i was shocked and saddened by the killings of innocent afghan villagers this weekend. we send our condolences to family who have lost their loved ones and to the people of afghanistan. this is not who we are. and the united states is committed to seeing
CNN
Mar 30, 2012 4:00pm EDT
and tweedledee. >> key members of the republican establishment are rallying around mitt romney. and president obama all fired up today. he says he's been delivering on his promises of change and he's vowing there's more change to come. if there was a pill to help protect your eye health as you age... would you take it? well, there is. [ male announcer ] it's called ocuvite. a vitamin totally dedicated to your eyes, from the eye-care experts at bausch + lomb. as you age, eyes can lose vital nutrients. ocuvite helps replenish key eye nutrients. [ male announcer ] ocuvite has a unique formula not found in your multivitamin to help protect your eye health. now, that's a pill worth taking. [ male announcer ] ocuvite. help protect your eye health. is moving backward. [ engine turns over, tires squeal ] introducing the lexus enform app suite -- available now on the all-new 2013 lexus gs. there's no going back. see your lexus dealer. never took life too seriously... till our son was born. that day, he bought life insurance. now there's no way i could send our boy to college without it. if t
CNN
Mar 16, 2012 4:00pm EDT
for mitt romney. >>> also actor and activist george clooney caps a very busy week here in washington by getting arrested. we'll show you what he plans to do next. >>> plus plunging 23 miles from the edge of space to earth. details of an unprecedented skydive. wolf blitzer is off today. i'm candy crowley, and you are in "the situation room." >>> out of puerto rico into -- as rick santorum heads into the next two primaries. somewhat the opposite for mitt romney trying to gain the upper hand. he's now in puerto rico, where santorum may have offended some spanish speaker, romney is courting them in their own language. jim a costa is in san juan. what's the latest from there, jim? >> reporter: candy, mitt romney is in puerto rico for a series of events. after rick santorum's trip to this island, the trick is pretty simple. don't get lost in translation. mitt romney is out to show puerto ricans he is speaker that i majority. >> if the majority of the p we realizo ricans wish to become a state, i will support that. >> reporter: romney has not only written letters to voters translated into s
CNN
Mar 10, 2012 3:00pm PST
challenges for mitt romney. >>> also a raw look at the horror unfolding in syria. we previewed the upcoming cnn documentary "72 hours under fire." >>> plus an african warlord accused of unspeakable atrocities. now a viral video is calling for his capture, tens of millions of people have already watched it. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." rk vk -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >> all that coming up, but now we get the latest on the kansas republican caucuses. >> i'm don lemon at the cnn newsroom. kansas takes the spotlight in the republican race today. cnn is projecting that rick santorum has won the kansas caucuses. here's the totals here, check them out with nearly all the caucus votes counted, santorum won easily there. he has 51%. romney has a distant second at 21%. kansas is a conservative state with a strong evangelical vote, both playing to santorum's strengths. we bring in chief political correspondent candy crowley joining us live from washington. big picture here, romney and gingrich pr
CNN
Mar 3, 2012 6:00pm EST
following mitt romney. jim, what are you hearing from the romney campaign? what's their realistic objective come tuesday? >> reporter: well, their realistic objective come tuesday is to win as many delegates as possible. and that is what this campaign is about right now. and it's about delegates, delegates, delegates. we're standing outside of a romney event in bellevue, washington, just outside of seattle where the romney campaign put out these flyers instructing caucusgoers in the state on how to participate in their caucuses on saturday and basically because it's all about winning as many delegates as possible. the romney campaign advisers were telling reporters over the last several days that they're not only focusing on individual states, they're looking at individual congressional districts inside those states because as we all know, a lot of these states that are going to be voting on super tuesday will be allocating their delegates on a proportional basis and on a basis that is driven largely by these congressional districts. so in some cases, wolf, they are campaigning in
CNN
Mar 20, 2012 1:00pm PDT
-eve gaffe that's being called his mitt romney moment. plus, 75 years after she disappeared investigators may have a new clue to help them learn what exactly wanted to the pioneering female aviator a mellia earhart? i'm wolf blirts. i'm wolf blirts. you're in "the situation room." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >> this is cnn breaking news. >>> lettay get right to breaking news from mexico. a powerful earthquake from acapulco to mexico city. let's go to our meteorologist chad myers. what are you seeing? what's going on? >> it has been reduced to a 7.4 earthquake, wolf, but that is still a very major shake. about 200 miles to mexico city, but there are cities or towns at least, much closer to the epicenter. let me take you to a few because there are 4,000 to up to 17,000 people in some of these cities and we know that they were right on top of the epicenter. there you see the towns with the roof, the tile roofs here. a beautiful part of mexico here. other towns not that far right over the other side of the hill. this is only about eight miles from the epicenter at a 7.
CNN
Mar 14, 2012 1:00pm PDT
himself out, but it seems to be coming down to romney versus santorum. despite a pair of deep south defeats, the romney camp still claims the outcome is inevitable. >>> the president and the prime minister start with a series of jokes, but turn deadly serious when it comes to iran and syria. >>> why some local veterans are outraged. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." rick santorum has a brand-new surge coming after stunning victories in the deep county. newt gingrich is refusing to add up the numbers. mitt romney's cavern says this race is still a forgone conclusion. let's begin with joe johns, he's in illinois. joe? >> reporter: wolf, this is rosemo rosemont, illinois, outside of chicago, where newt gingrich is expected to appear shortly. there were new calls today from conservatives for gingrich to get out of the race and give rick santorum a clean shot at the republican nomination. as indecision limped closer to the halfway mark, the candidates fanned out. rick san tore, tuesday night's winner, took hi victory lap, stumping for votes in louisiana, ending up in puer
CNN
Mar 23, 2012 4:00pm EDT
obama might -- might be preferable to electing mitt romney. listen to this. >> you win by giving people a choice. you win by giving people the opportunity to see a different vision for our country, not someone who is just going to be a little different than the person in there. if they're going to be a little different we might as well stay with what we have instead of taking a risk of what may be an etch a sketch candidate for the future. >> strong words. let's go live to our senior correspondent joe johns. he's in louisiana. joe, i take it senator santorum is back peddling furiously today. joo he sort of has to, when you think about it, wolf. this is one of those situations where he said something and almost immediately the criticism began. conservative blogs started going after him. the romney campaign put out a press release, sent it out in e-mails and put it out on their website all of this because in a nutshell when you talk to a republican pollster as i did, actually last night, they'll tell you, look, when you look at the exit polls from all the primaries, from a bunch of states
CNN
Mar 15, 2012 1:00pm PDT
gingrich, santorum and romney, they are bankrupt. >> if you give any one of these guys the keys to the white house, they will bankrupt the middle class againisms that's just the beginning of the attack on the republican presidential candidates as the obama reelection campaign ramps up. >>> also, spanish, english and statehood. rick santorum ignites an unexpected uproar. >>> plus hillary clinton's prospects in 2016. how could she best position herself now for a possible presidential bid then? i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." s. >>> a turning point in the race for the white house. the obama campaign is now going directly on the attack against the republican presidential candidates. they are naming names, and fighting back after months of largely turning the other cheek. but it's not the president taking on his gov challengers. that task is now falling to the vice president joe biden. our chief white house correspondent jessica yellin is joining us now. jessica, this is clearly a new phase in the obama reelection campaign. >> it is, wolf. after months of saying they're ju
CNN
Mar 24, 2012 3:00pm PDT
. mitt romney tries to prove his vision of health care is different than president obama's but his republican rivals aren't buying it. and the u.s. supreme court is days away from hearing a case that could change medical coverage for millions of americans and possibly change the presidential race. >> and gripping new video of syria's slaughter, showing how the youngest victims are living and dying. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> mitt romney is wrapping up a rather tough week of being hammered and belittled by his republican opponents but he's trying to keep his sights on president obama and an issue that's problematic for both of them -- health care. the republican is taking some of his toughest shots yet at the controversial reform law the president signed into law two years ago exactly this week. let's bring in our senior correspondent joe johns working this story for us. it's going to be a huge issue not only in the days to come but in the weeks and months to come i have no doubt. >>
CNN
Mar 31, 2012 6:00pm EDT
administration. plus mitt romney responds to rick santorum's charge that he's the worst republican to run against the president on health care. i spoke with both republicans presidential candidates about their marathon battle. >> and your child or grandchild may be the target of identity theft. it turns out youngsters are at high risk for a crime that could scar their financial record for years to come. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> it's looking more and more as if the united states supreme court will cut the heart out of the health care reform law, that's the part which would require americans to buy insurance. if that mandate is found unconstitutional, it's an open question whether the rest of the law could survive. the court held three days of historic arguments this week. kate baldwin and jeff riff toobin were both inside for every minute of those oral arguments. let's start with kate. first of all, what was your take? >> you know it's impossible to predict. but after three days, as you m
CNN
Mar 7, 2012 4:00pm EST
now. >>> brooke, thanks very much. happening now, mitt romney is winning on points, but he can't seem to land a knockout blow, how the front-runner hopes to grind out a final victory and house his rivals hope to stop him. >>> as a top senator calls to stop the slaughter in syria, the pentagon now spelling out of the some of the america's military options. >>> and iran may le trying to clean up evidence of nuclear activities before inspectors can get there. i'm wolf blitzer, you're in "the situation room." >>> mitt romney certainly had big wins on super tuesday. the gop frond runter won six states and padded his lead in delegates, but ohio was very, very close. rick santorum captured three states, while newt gingrich also had a win. romney has not put his rivals out of business, as republicans grow concerned about a drawnout race, the candidates are calling on one another to quit. here's jim acosta. >> reporter: wolf, with team santorum telling newt gingrich to drop out and team romney telling everybody to drop out, it's starting to feel lie deja vu all over again. falling short of exp
CNN
Mar 27, 2012 1:00pm PDT
only 39% want rick santorum to end his bid. all this comes as the cnn/orc poll shows mitt romney with a sizeable lead among registered republicans. he's now at 36%. rick santorum is slipping. these down to 26%. paul and gingrich remain well behind. our chief political analyst gloria borger is here. gloria, last month, as we know, santorum seemed to have a narrow lead. that's changed. what's going on? >> he had a two-point lead. it's very clear and obvious that the inevitability argument is beginning to take effect with republican voters. they believe that mitt romney's going to be the republican nominee and lots of them want to get in line behind someone they believe is a winner, and as you also point out, people want to see a mano a mano race now between rick santorum and mitt romney. they want to see it end in the primaries. our poll shows they do not want to take it to the convention, but i would argue that if rick santorum is going to get any kind of momentum given this poll, he has to start winning and i would think that next tuesday, wisconsin is a very important state for
CNN
Mar 1, 2012 4:00pm EST
of attack on mitt romney, hitting at one of the his oldest weak spots. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> let's get to the breaking news. in the ohio school shooting in the last few mince 17-year-old suspect t.j. lane has now been formally charged with three counts of aggravated murder and two counts of attempted aggravated murder. there's also one count of felony assault. we're standing by this hour to hear from the football coach who is being hailed as a hero for chasing the suspect out of the school cafeteria where the shoot it is took place. let's go to ted rowlands right now standing by with more on what is going on. dramatic developments under way even as we speak. >> reporter: wolf, the charges just came down within the last few minuted filed by david joyce. it's three aggravated -- all against t.j. lane, the 17-year-old who still in the eyes of the law is a minor. we do expect that at his next court appearance on march 6th, next tuesday, he will be sent to adult court, from then on out he will be considered an adult in the eyes of the law. right now says
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